Saving the Last Ocean
When an international fishing fleet finds its way to the last untouched ocean on Earth – the Ross Sea in Antarctica – humanity is faced with a great challenge: do we fish the last ocean or do we protect it?
For the past seven years New Zealand filmmaker Peter Young has been part of a team working on a campaign to protect the Ross Sea, widely regarded as the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. A key tool in that campaign is his self-funded feature documentary The Last Ocean. Peter is taking the film on a road trip in the US, and then onto Europe, where he hopes to inspire audiences to support full protection of the Ross Sea.
The next few weeks are crucial. In July of this year, 25 Antarctic nations will gather in Bremerhaven, Germany, to decide whether or not to establish a large marine protected area in the Ross Sea. The lead up to Bremerhaven is our big opportunity to make a difference.
Speaking at a special screening of the The Last Ocean in Washington DC last month, US Secretary of State, John Kerry said he hoped that the film would inspire people to be responsible stewards of “this fragile planet”.
Supporting this Last Ocean road trip is an opportunity to do just that.
Find out about the issue here: www.lastocean.org
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